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Michael Keaton: Robocop costume a 'sissy suit'

Michael Keaton: Robocop costume a 'sissy suit'

Jan 30 2014, 8:24pm CST | by

Michael Keaton claims the new 'Robocop' costume is a "sissy suit". The actor - who appears in the cyborg cop reboot as Raymond Sellers, CEO of the evil Omnicorp organization - joked the special...

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Michael Keaton: Robocop costume a 'sissy suit'

Jan 30 2014, 8:24pm CST | by

Michael Keaton claims the new 'Robocop' costume is a "sissy suit".

The actor - who appears in the cyborg cop reboot as Raymond Sellers, CEO of the evil Omnicorp organization - joked the special effects armor Joel Kinnaman had to wear as the title character wasn't a patch on the rubber suit he had to don to play Batman in 1989.

He said: "That sissy suit - they have air conditioning in it. [When I played Batman] I couldn't do [any] of that because I couldn't get up to go the bathroom.

"They put me in this thing and inside, honestly, I started having panic attacks. Literally, panic attacks. So, I thought, 'I don't know how I'm going to do this, man. I'm feeling really, really scared.' "

While costume design has come on since the 80s, Joel said his 45lb suit was still difficult to wield, and took almost two hours to put on each day.

He told Fox news: "It was a bit of a challenge to put on. It was so uncomfortable, it was digging in everywhere, it was pressing down on my shoulders, and I was sweating like a pig. After twenty minutes, I said, 'I gotta get out of this!' And then, it was a daunting idea that I was going to have to wear this for 14 hours a day, six days a week for five months."

Having been through a similar process, Michael, 62, could relate, but didn't offer much sympathy.

He added: "I enjoyed every minute of watching. I'd just sit there in my little business suit and watch him. There was a lot of gloating."

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Emma Stone Braves the Rain to Grab Her Morning Coffee

Sep 17 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Emma Stone carries coffee for two after braving the rain to pick up her morning joe on Tuesday (September 16) in New York City. The 25-year-old actress just finished up promo for her recent Woody Allen movie Magic in the Moonlight and she will head out on the promo tour trail for her new film Birdman. Birdman hits theaters on October 17 and follows a washed-up actor (Michael Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero as he overcomes his ego and family trouble to mount a Broadw ...
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4 days ago

Actors Lead Buzz With Close Of TIFF 2014, Best Picture Contenders Still Up For Grabs

Sep 16 2014 12:31am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival belonged to the actors. Among the 300-plus films premiering at the annual movie feast — the north star to much of Hollywood’s fall season and the continent’s largest film fest — there were, of course, many terrific movies and a theater’s worth of fine filmmakers. But nothing captured the spotlight of this year’s Toronto festival like the performances. That’s unlike man ...
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1 week ago

Andrew Garfield Tells Us Why The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sucked

Sep 11 2014 3:26pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” – the second entry into the Andrew Garfield reboot of the early 2000s franchise – didn’t swing to great heights this summer. Reviews were generally lukewarm at best, and box office returns were far lower than what Sony brass had hoped for. The film opened with $91.6M and managed to cobble together close to $203M domestic (of a $708M global total), which might not seem so bad, until you put it in perspective. Of recent superhero films, “The Amazing Spid ...
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2 weeks ago

Al Pacino Talks About Depression

Sep 6 2014 2:10am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Actor Al Pacino has recently shared his thoughts about depression, and talked Hollywood politics at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Pacino was promoting two movies at the time reporters got to him, Manglehorn and The Humbling. In The Humbling, which has received good reviews, Pacino plays an aging actor that has a brief, but poignant affair with a younger lady, portrayed by Greta Gerwig. He expressed what ...
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2 weeks ago

After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

Sep 1 2014 8:26am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Note: There are 26 films in the on-air version of this story — but here are three favorites. Hollywood hauled out Apes, Transformers, and X-Men and still had a humdrum summer at the box office. For the first time in years, no summer blockbuster's managed to crack the $300 million barrier at the North American box office. In fact, until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, the film industry was looking at ...
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3 weeks ago

Telluride Film Festival kicks off Oscar race with 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' more

Aug 29 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

The Colorado town of Telluride usually has a population of about 2,300, but it grows considerably for its annual film festival.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images If the Academy Awards were a baseball game, the Telluride Film Festival would be batting clean-up. Opening Aug. 29 and running through Labor Day, the 41st annual festival in this remote mountain resort doesn’t aim to be a bellwether for anything Oscar-related. Y ...
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3 weeks ago

Emma Stone in green Valentino at the Venice Film Festival: beautiful or basic?

Aug 28 2014 6:15am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

The Venice Film Festival kicked off yesterday. YAY! I love the Venice Film Festival. The photos are almost always great. The kick-off premiere event was for that bizarre (and allegedly awesome) film Birdman. Michael Keaton is the eponymous Birdman, and Ed Norton and Emma Stone figure into the story as well. Some early Oscar prognosticators believe that Keaton is a sure thing for all the awards. We’ll see. Anyway, let’s talk fashion! For the premiere, Emma Stone rocked this dark ...
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3 weeks ago

'Birdman' Opens Venice, Fox Brings 'Turtles' to Seoul

Aug 27 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: WSB Radio

The 71st annual Venice Film Festival opened with a star-studded red carpet premiere of "Birdman." The film's lead star Michael Keaton joined Edward Norton ...
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3 weeks ago

Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with ‘Birdman’

Aug 27 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Variety

Michael Keaton is back, in a big way. With his new film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” premiering to favorable early buzz at the Venice Film Festival and set to play Telluride this weekend, word is out on the 62-year-old actor’s kinetic, revelatory performance. In a bit of meta casting, Keaton play ...
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3 weeks ago

The Birdman cast at Venice Film Festival opening photo call

Aug 27 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Lainey Gossip

Venice. Birdman opens the festival tonight. Here’s the cast with director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu at the photo call today…already looking triumphant? Everyone is watching Birdman as one of the expected contenders for Oscar. They’ve been talking like Mi ...
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